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of china's first emperor opens at the asian art museum in san francisco. the hope is this opportunity to view one of theeatest greatet archaeological discoveries of our time will also help bridge relations between the u.s. and china. abc7 news reporter alan wang has a preview. >> 8,000 8,000 tera cotta warris have been unearthed, but this is the onlyis general. >> i enjoyed looking at the faces. they are all different. >> tonight was the gala opening of the exhibit that coincides with the last public appearance before returning to china. he hopes the exhibit will strengthen u.s.-chinese relations and attract more american students to his country. >> how many people from the private sector are supporting these initiatives? >> only a few war yes, -- warriors are visiting the u.s. they were created by artists some 2,000 years ago after china's first emperor unified the seven waring states and requested a army terra-cotta ary for his afterlife. there are hundreds of archers, but only one with green paints on his face. historians believe he was a military specialist who could communicate w
the life and legacy of china's first emperor opens at the asian art museum in san francisco. the hope is this opportunity to view one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time will also help bridge relations between the u.s. and china. abc7 news reporter alan wang has a preview. >> 8,000 tera cotta warriors have been unearthed, but this is the only general. >> i enjoyed looking at the faces. they are all different. >> tonight was the gala opening of the exhibit that coincides with the last public appearance before returning to china. he hopes the exhibit will strengthen u.s.-chinese relations and attract more american students to his country. >> how many people from the private sector are supporting these initiatives? >> only a few war yes, -- warriors are visiting the u.s. they were created by artists some 2,000 years ago after china's first emperor unified the seven waring states and requested a terra-cotta army for his afterlife. there are hundreds of archers, but only one with green paints on his face. historians believe he was a military specialist who could communic
lovessers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long time wine lover and he's been to california on business for some 30 years. >> napa wine, i came to realize that napa produces the best wine in the world and therefore that really made me think of start ago winery. >> a small ryanry rests on a former horse ranch. kenzo estates overlacks the napa valley. dew bought the sprawling 3800-acre property 13 years ago. he spared no invest investing $100 million to build the state of the art winery. he replanted vineyards with the finest grapes on 90 acres and he hired the best people in the business to make his
from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long-time wine lover and he's been to california on business for some 30 years. >> napa wine, i came to realize that napa produces the best wine in the world and therefore that really made me think of start ing a winery. >> a small winery rests on a former horse ranch. kenzo estates overlooks the napa valley. tsujimoto bought the sprawling 3800-acre sprawling property 13 years ago. he spared no invest investing $100 million to build the state of the art winery. he replanted vineyards with the finest grapes on 90 acres and he hired the best people in the business to make his wines. last year kenzo estates bottled 11,000 case
's day plans. police tracked the bag to a tour frist china who accidentally left it after the family posed for photos. the officer they specific to was shocked they were turning in the money. >> we turned it in and he said you are very good people and we felt proud of doing it. >> the tourist drove all the way to vallejo to thank them. they were not hope and he left a hand written note and invited them to stay in china and stay at his home and they are considering. >> best arches ever, for the bay area. >> a state agency that cleared out a homeless encampment caused a bigger problem, a giant tenth city that popped up a shirt distance away with homeless people putting up tents near the mineta san jose international airport after caltran made the homeless leave. now the city is doing what the state did not do, shut down the camp and move out the homeless. >> folks are mobile. they will move from place to place but i think we have to pay attention to it because it gets worse if it is nut -- not tended to. >> the site is near public transit and it could budget a magnet if homeless from o
in california state parks. >> reporter: in addition to the historical china camp village, the park has some of the best single track mountain bike trails in the bay area, trails the tamalpais high school mountain bike team train on. >> we weren't allowed to come last year when the park was getting ready to close, rangers just didn't want us >> reporter: but concerned citizens of million dollars to save china camp from closure, money that was matched by another million dollars from state parks. saturday those fund raising groups signed a partnership with the state park system to formalize that matching money, which was part of the undisclosed funds embarassingly discovered nearly two years ago in the state parks funding for three marin county parks to stay open for two and a half years. >> china camp, olompali, and samuel p. taylor. three parks that were on the unless ago. >> reporter: as welcome as those funds may be, state matching funds will not be available in the future and state park officials realize that groups will be essential in saving a park. >> we don't know if that's going to b
attacks on more u.s. companies to a secret unit of chinese military. coming up, china is responding to the accusation. >>> time now 6:07. the commute will be strange, we have a brand-new crash, where is it? >> northbound 880, this crash is on the off ramp of union city, right there, it is underneath the union city sign if you are looking at the map, westbound san mateo dumbarton, if you are driving on 880 you might see that crash and it's a little bit wet, let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, nothing heavy just a couple of drops on our camera and that's all it takes. metering lease went on earlier than they usually do and we have a 10 minute drive time at the plaza. it does look good downtown, 6:08 let's go to steve. >>> well, our system is beginning to move in, another nice e-mail from a friend of mine in venetia, she said oh, my gosh it is so cold i am not getting out of bed and if you think it's cold, wait until later today. we have already had some rain and we also had a winter weather advisory and in mendocino some rain is turning to snow and the bullseye will be the santa cr
, tracking hackers from china in what many in both our government and our private secotor are calling all-out war. after attacks on facebook, google, twitter, "the new york times," coca-cola, and even apple, america, it seems, is in the midst of a cyber war against china. >> this it does seem that these attacks and intrusions are more brazen. >> reporter: mike is a former cyber policy adviser at the defense department. he says our government is threatened along with our personal information and says while the hackers are smart, the bay area tech industry is smarter. >> i think ideally i would like to see the government hooking up with more silicon valley companies. >> reporter: and that's happening inside the security companies like barracuda networks. here they're aware of the threat from china. they say when it comes to protecting your personal data it's a threat they see every hour. >> it happens all the time. it happens from everywhere. china just has the means to cover it up. >> reporter: so the attacks can be more brazen and out in the open which means we know what chinese hackers a
is ringing in the new lunar year in san francisco's china town. >> and we can all celebrate the chinese new year. cooking, eating, celebrating food. family. >> reporter: and the traditional red envelopes filled with cash. >> have you gotten your red envelopes yet in >> yes, four from friends. >> reporter: groups like this are hoping to usher in the good financial fortune for the performances at the local banks. >> and that will be good luck for them and blessings and to scare away the evil spirit. >> reporter: the color of the day is red. >> and when there is red, you know, it gives everything latches here to put it away. and now that's a brand new start. >> reporter: the start of the snake. >> reporter: to be honest, they are not the most lovable animal of the zodiac and some traditional forecasters, they are predicting the economic upheaval and the political strike. >> reporter: the september 11 terror attacks fell in the year of the snake and as did the 1989 protest at the square and the bombing of pearl harbor in 1941. but the people we spoke with are not worried. >> that's all in the p
computers in a flaw in java software. an investigation is underway. >>> china's defense ministry says a report accusing china of hacking attacks on u.s. targets is flawed. in a statement released today, china's military says the report tying the cyber attacks to a secret-chinese military unit working out of this facility in wrong. the defense ministry says merely linking the ip addresses to the facility is not technical proof. >>> 7:49. some california farmers feel line they are being stunned -- stung. >>> the serious reason a sea otter was trained how to slam- dunk. >>> welcome back. a shortage of honey bees threatening california's almond crop. reportedly more than 800,000 acres of almonds are planted all over california. the growers want to cash in the higher sale prices for almonds but they are having a tough time finding bees to pollinate the plants. diseases that reduce the population and out of stay bee croppers face tougher inspections. >>> this is 16-year-old eddie the sea otter, an expert at the slam dunk. >> he's great. >> sees so good, zookeepers say he rarely missing -- h
then need a full senate vote. >>> condemnationof thnuclear test by north korea. china summoned north korea's ambassador for objection. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: diplomats arrived at the united nations for a closed-door emergency meeting. they are discussing how to respond to north korea's announcement that it has tested another nuclear bomb. it happenedatunderground lity last night. the type of device has not been confirmed. u.s. officials say there are indications that northa is planning to test another bomb knowing that a punishment from the u.n. is coming. u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice condemns the test. >> the actions korea are a threat to regional and national peace and security and they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated. and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation. >> reporter: in december, north korea successfully launched a long-range ballistic missile capable of reaching the united states. members of the united nations security council are hoping china will be willing to take action against its
challenges in asia, china, latin america, and africa. >> part of the world has been heard from and the challenge, really, is trying to figure out what the first things are he will do. >> her book is "prague winter, a personal story of remembrance and war," with more than 1,000 people waiting if three hours to get her autograph. dan ashley will speak with her today in san francisco. >> a message of perseverance is inspirational. >> we are all looking forward to the weekend. with the big lunar new year celebration in redwood city tomorrow downtown, and you will emcee? >> yes, at the family friendly event. >> maybe easier to get there than the one in china town, wherever you go the weather will be great. no need to worry about wet weather. now, you can see live doppler 7 hd shows it is dry. no radar returns. sprinkles are possible overnight from this system up to the north, and notice, though, the radar runs from here moving west to east rather than north to south and it will slide down the tail end of the cold front and so we my have a sprinkle. here we are in south beach toward
in a bomb shelter say the new secretary of state, john kerry, is facing serious challenges in asia, china, latin america, and africa. >> part of the world has been heard from and the challenge, really, is trying to figure out what the first things are he will do. >> her book is "prague winter, a personal story of remembrance and war," with more than 1,000 people waiting if three hours to get her autograph. dan ashley will speak with her today in san francisco. >> a message of perseverance is inspirational. >> we are all looking forward to the weekend. with the big lunar new year celebration in redwood city tomorrow downtown, and you will emcee? >> yes, at the family friendly event. >> maybe easier to get there than the one in china town, wherever you go the weather will be great. no need to worry about wet weather. now, you can see live doppler 7 hd shows it is dry. no radar returns. sprinkles are possible overnight from this system up to the north, and notice, though, the radar runs from here moving west to east rather than north to south and it will slide down the tail end of the cold f
of people also turned out for the 24th annual china town community fair in honor of the chinese new year, they enjoyed the taste, sights, and sounds of san francisco's china town. the fair continues tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so you have time to celebrate the year of the snake. you can get a photo with a dragon from tonight's parade. >>> this week's crane accident is not putting construction on the new portion of the bay bridge off schedule. what is happening now to make sure the work stays on time. ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, what c >>> a new crane is going to pick up where the toppled bay bridge crane left off. what caused the crane to collapse on thursday is still being investigated. it was removing a 129-ton piece of metal when it toppled over. that metal piece was part of the bridge's temporary support structure. nobody was injured and the bridge wasn't damaged. the incident will not delay the labor day weekend of the new eastern span. >>> it was moth balls for years just after being completed. thanks to new funding, a library is finally open. dozens of people turned out for a communi
war. china leading the way targeting american power grid planes and iconic american coast. more tonight from chief investigative correspondent bryan ross. >> chinese people liberation army more than two million personnel. but it is the within,000 or so in this non-descript building in shanghai that may pose the biggest threat to the u.s. headquarters of the army secretive unit no. 6 1 3 9 8 where incorporating to the new report today by the sec englishr experts spend their day stealing secret from u.s. companies and hacking into government sites. >> thinks run by the chinese liberation army target ago broad group of western organization. >> among the most trouble target american infrastructure site including water treatment plant. transportation cell centers. pipeline. and power grid. >> the only reason would you want to get in the control system for the power grid is to cause damage destruction and disruption. >>reporter: among the many corporate targets of the chinese hacker according to u.s. officials lockheed marti martin. country largely east defense contractor and t
hacked and claims the hackers are in china. the hackers appears to be an effort to spy on its reporters who cover china. the newspaper says it has now overhauled its cyber security. last night the new york times also announced they have been hacked by someone also covering china. >>> apple's intervention followed a warning of security. and a creation of a patch by oracle that appeared to fix the problem. >>> the mac world convention may not have its name sake vendor anymore but it is still attracting a pretty sizable crowd. the annual event opened up today at the masconi center. apple hasn't participate since 2009 preferring to interact with its customers at its stores instead. the number of attendees has maintained impressive but it has remained steady even though the number of its vendors has almost doubled. >> all these new enterprised sprout up. >> reporter: the show now focuses heavily on mobile devices, app developments and has included developers. >>> retailers are looking forward to an up tick for spenders. consumers will spend an average $130 on their loved ones. many will also
its been hacked and claims the hackers are in china. the hackers appears to be an effort to spy on its reporters who cover china. the newspaper says it has now overhauled its cyber security. last night the new york times also announced they have been hacked by someone also covering china. >>> apple's intervention followed a warning of security. and a creation of a patch by oracle that appeared to fix the problem. >>> the mac world convention may not have its name sake vendor anymore but it is still attracting a pretty sizable crowd. the annual event opened up today at the masconi center. apple hasn't participate since 2009 preferring to interact with its customers at its stores instead. the number of attendees has maintained impressive but it has remained steady even though the number of its vendors has almost doubled. >> all these new enterprised sprout up. >> reporter: the show now focuses heavily on mobile devices, app developments and has included developers. >>> retailers are looking forward to an up tick for spenders. consumers will spend an average $130 on their loved ones. many
in china. the bay area council is planning to send a delegation to china in two months. there they hope to use the new office to promote trade and collaboration between china. the president of the council says they hope trade office can facilitate the conversations. >>> seems like they're pretty high and i don't understand why they keep going up and down. >> a pinch at the pump and we ask what's behind this sudden price hike. >> and the number one reason many of us feel facebook fatigue. >> and download the ktvu app, click on the icon and watch all of our newscasts live. [ female announcer ] the best thing about this bar it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the new fiber one caramel nut protein bar. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> three people are under arrest after shots were fired on an oakland freeway this afternoon. police received reports of shots fire from a white audi near keller. officers pulled the car over and made one arrest. the driver of that car raced off again fin
francisco tonight as they prepare to reopen a trade office in china. the bay area council is planning to send a delegation to china in two months. there they hope to use the new office to promote trade and collaboration between china. the president of the council says they hope trade office can facilitate the conversations. >>> seems like they're pretty high and i don't understand why they keep going up and down. >> a pinch at the pump and we ask what's behind this sudden price hike. >> and the number one reason many of well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> three people are under arrest after shots were fired on an oakland freeway this afternoon. police received reports of shots fire from
breaking. this is not the first rumor, it was reported in china that it would have a 1.5" display and apple has not commented. >> you need good eyesight to see that or maybe some sun would help. >> is that like a dick tracy? >> i was thinking the same thing. >> nice. >> that was 40 years ago? >> oh, my. thank you for that. >> stating that the technology, our ability to get...let's go outside before i get if more trouble. auditioning the hole. >> look at scott, scott would do that he likes to put us in the situation and watch us fizzle. we are looking down from our east bay hills camera through emeryville back to san francisco. live doppler 7 hd shows the radar and the satellite with a lack of radar return and off to a dry start but there is frost inland so want out for that. maybe some folks have the day off and going to head to the golf course. you may have to tee off an hour later so the frost can melt. you can see all the way to coast it is quiet. now, a look at the temperatures i updated at 5:00, frosty around santa rosa and 32 and a load of mid-30's inland, to 40's around fairfield, an
to a report that china is involved in ongoing plots to hack u.s. industry. the report released today by a u.s. security firm says hundreds of chinese hackers are housed in high-rises in and around shanghai. they allegely steal vast amounts of data from u.s. companies. and it appears that this is all being done with the cooperation of the chinese military. >> the united states and china are among the world's largest cyberactors and it is vital that we continue a sustained meaningful dialogue and work together to develop an understanding of acceptable behavior in cyberspace. >> in a new book google's chairman also calls out china for cyber-attacks. china has denied the allegations and is pointing the finger instead at the united states. >>> looking for a new place to work? still ahead where hundreds of jobs are up for grabs in the bay area and will even help pay your grocery bill. >> if you did not like rain today i'll let you know when sunshine is coming back. if you did like the rainfall today, a couple of showers still in the south bay on high- d
in to the kron 4 news room this terrible tragedy on a china highway, with a explosion. details, coming up. >> the oakland police department is dealing with compliance. the reforms put in place that were meant to change the structure have not been completed they say that they expressed concern that they do not this came from a police misconduct. the officer pulled a gun on a sleeping baby they recognized immediately that the baby did not pose a threat. >> this story has captivated a nation. next at eight. the man who duped a college football star into thinking he had a girlfriend. who didn't really exist. b reaks the man behind the manti te'o - fake girlfriend hoax.breaking his silence.exclusively today on kron-4. doctor phil sitting down with roniah tuiasosopo. the 22-year-old mastermind saying he was in love with te'o - the notre dame football star.and tuiosopo's lies just spiraled out of control. >> i tried everything to end this and that nothing worked. >> he also said te'o knew nothing about the hoax. and there's still a lot more. part two of the roniah tuiososopo interview will air t
did. china is also responding to that nuclear test. >>> president barack obama gives his state of the union address at 6:00 tonight. he will talk about some of the issues he raised in his inauguration speech, immigration reform reducing gun violence and investing in education. more than anything the president is expected to talk about the economy and creating jobs. >> the president's preoccupation since he began running for office is what we need to do is raise the economy for the middle-class... >> senator marco rubio will give a response immediately after the president's speech. he will deliver it in english and spanish and that is seen by republicans to attract latino voters. >>> he will be seated near the first lady and the first lady has also invited military families and victims of gun violence. you can watch the address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30 we will break down the president's speech and gop response. >>> let's get everybody going, sal, how is the east shore going? >> right now traffic is busier in vallejo and also in richmond on the way to el cerrito.
linked several high-profile cyber-attacks to china. the report claims the chinese military is behind an ongoing attempt to hack american companies and government offices. >> the united states has substantial and growing concerns about the threats to u.s. economic and national security posed by cyber- intrusions. >> chinese officials deny the allegations and say they have been the victims of u.s. hackers. >>> apple says it's been hacked. malicious software infected a small number of mac computers at apple offices. the attack is similar to the one facebook acknowledged last week. in both cases, the attacks took advantage of flaws in the java plug-in for web browsers. both apple and facebook said the hackers did not access any data. >>> the latest federal budget showdown is heating up as an end of the month deadline looms. now, if a budget agreement isn't reached the government will face spending cuts march 1. president obama issued a stern warning to congress yesterday saying sequestration would result in a lot of lost jobs. lawmakers are currentl
the lunar new year are being held around the world. ♪ >> in china, buddhist monks tolled bells and chanted. more than 35,000 people in the u.s. have signed a petition asking president obama to make the day a national holiday. san francisco's chinatown will celebrate with a parade a week from saturday. the parade which is known for elaborate floats and costumes, dates back to the 1860s. it's considered the largest celebration of chinese culture outside of asia. you can watch the parade right here on ktvu on february 23rd, starting at 6:00 p.m. >>> the golden state warriors get ready to announce a major change. >>> and the highlights of last night's grammy awards, including the bay area group that came out a big winner. q >>> with the major market indexes near record highs, wall street is taking a pause today with no major economic reports being announced. stocks are modestly lower in afternoon trading. the s&p 500 ended last week at its highest level since november 2007. the dow is down 19. nasdaq down 7. s&p down 2. >>> well, apple's stock is up about 1% this noontime. a news that could so
got ahold of white papers and e-mails from high-ranking employees in the u.s. government. china's leaders deny these claims and they their country is a victim of cyber attacks. >> translator: 14 million chinese computers were attacked from ip addresses abroad. met of these attacks mumm -- most of these attacks come from the united states. >> reporter: the cyber expert is speaking out. what the u.s. says the government should do in response to these attacks. that's when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> thank you, kyla. later this morning, san francisco mayor ed lee and the giants are expected to make a major announcement about a waterfront project. we showed you yesterday about the mission rock development. it includes plans to build businesses and restaurants. the giants own the land and anchor brewing company plans to expand its operation with a second location at the site, the chronicle reports. the port still has to approve the project. >>> mat cain is getting -- matt cain is getting ready for his opening day start. he will face the dodgers in los angel
stealing leaked to the chinese government and china denies the allegation. the united states is considering fines and other trade actions against any country guilty of cyber espionage. a security firm says the attacks have compromised more than 140 companies across the united states. apple has been hit bit largest hacking attack ever, saying some employees visit add website that installed malware and exploited apple to get to the system. apple stales is no evidence data was taken. facebook reported a similar security breach on friday. apple thinks this is originated in eastern europe. >> bay area automaker electric carmaker will come out with the quart remainly earnings report today the first time since a "new york times" reporter gave a less than flattering review of the model s two weeks ago. investors will look for how many of the luxury sedans were delivered to customers in the 4th quarter and the pace of people putting $5,000 down to reserve a new one. in november, they said they plan to delivered up to 3,000 of the model s sedans in the 4th quarter after delivery only 250 cars the qua
and entertainment. we have a exhibit that will talk about one of china's largest new year's eve parade. this will be on display with te10 life-size figures. 8000 warriors'-- there's only one general that has been discovered. this legacy is on view starting this week through may 27th. the tickets are $20 for weekdays and 224 weekdays. children 12 and under arare $24. the >> this is a crowd favorite. people love to come on to see the dragon. this parade celebrates the year of the snake will be on saturday at 5:15 p.m.. this will be at second and market street. the entire event may get more crowded as you get closer to chinatown. bleacher tickets are sold out. for those of you who have a green thumb they have expo of eastern and western cultures. growers all levels are welcome to attend. this exposition runs friday through sunday at the fort mason center. it costs to $13 online or $50 at the door. the singers can pay $10 on line or $12 at the door. >> this was this week's arts and entertainment news. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend we have had a rash of car break-ins and it is prompti
to zig-zag through downtown, over to union square, and then wrap up in china town but the proceed just started so suspect traffic to be snarled up for quite a while. reporting live in downtown san francisco, abc7 news. >> ama: looks like so much fun. and in redwood city, hundreds of people packed courthouse square to ring in the lunar near -- new year. a lions dance kicked off the celebrations. >>> just ahead, the tall ships sail should the bay area. why they're here and how you can gate look. >> another spectacular saturday. look at the view outside. what's ahead for sunday? leigh glaser is up next with the forecast. >> mike: cal and st. mary's inching closer to an ncaa tournament bin. and ryan vogelsong took the hill to kick off giants cactus league >> ama: san francisco's water front has two new tall visitors, the lady washington and the steel-hulled hawai'i yap chieftan. people 16 and older can actually learn the art of how to sail a tall ship. the ships will be at the pier through wednesday, and maybe the weather will hold. >> leigh: we had a lot of wind today, gusting out of the
in china took it to the next level. take a look at this freakout. top level government official and his family missed their flight not once, but twice. when the flight crew wouldn't let them board he smashed computer equipment and tried to bash in a gate door. he has since apologized and police are now investigating. >> where was security when this was going on? >> you feel for his frustration, but it is a little extreme. >> you do feel for his fuse station. frustration. >>> and let's talk about the forecast. changes coming in the weather. >> sandhya patel is here. >> it is going to be warmer and then we should see some rain. as you look at the wayneing -- the moon it is 90% full. visibility gave us this beautiful shot. and thousand let's check out live doppler 7hd and you will see a few clouds patsing through. passing through. we are seeing a few clouds off the coastline here. no rain being detected by our radar, but that may be changing. extra clouds coming your way on thursday and it is spring-like warmth for friday. we will see temperatures getting into the mid70s in the warmest inl
so far this morning. over night china shanghai index the big winner in asia gained nearly 1.5% as investors remain optimistic about china's economic outlook. australia and japan also finished the day higher. wall street indicates right now a pretty good opening. as far as the futures go. down day yesterday. not a huge amount. but a lot is going to depend on what happens in the next nine minutes. we get the monthly unemployment report. i'll see what happens then. >>> just about 5:22. big news for beer lovers. it involves two big companies planning to team up. >>> 49ers or the ravens? ozzy the grizzly bear protects the winner. -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. >>> the federal government put a proposed beer merger on ice. the justice department filed an antitrust lawsuit blocking the plan $20
the world. that's in china where buddhist monks tolled the bells. more than 35,000 people have signed a petition asking president obama to make the start of the lunar new year a national holiday. billions of people worldwide support the lunar new year which is a time to return home to visit family. here in san francisco china town will celebrate the year of the snake a week from saturday with a chinese new year parade. the parade which is known for the elaborate floats and costumes dates back to the 1860s. it is considered the largest celebration outside of asia. and you can watch it with us right here on february 23rd. ktvu channel 2 starting at 6:00. we'll all be there. >> we will be there. >>> time now 6:49. sal is here right now. if you are watching the roads what are you focused on? >> we're look agent the east -- we're looking at the east bay to start off. this is where the east bay turns into south bay. 237 it is slow as well. so it's kind of a typical monday morning as we get slow here in the south bay. and also in the east bay southbound 880. let's talk about livermore valley
are being held around the world. now in china buddhist monks toed bells and chanted to welcome the year of the snake. more than 35,000 people in the u.s. have signed a petition. they are asking president obama to make the start of the lunar new year a national holiday. billions of people world-wide celebrate the lunar new year. it's traditionally a time to return home to visit family. >>> san francisco china town will celebrate the year of the snake next saturday with the famous chinese new year parade. that parade known for its elaborate floats and costumes dates back to the 1860s. it's considered the biggest celebration of chinese culture outside of asia. you can of course watch the parade right here on ktvu beginning at 6:00 p.m. and as sal knows we're all going to be in the parade as well. and ktvu will bring it all to you. sal, i will be standing right behind you as the people are screaming sal, sal. >> i will be having fun again. >>> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have. dave mentioned we are doing pretty well and i would second that. traffic is looking good
are preparing food and lots of it. >> reporter: families in china host dumpling making parties to celebrate the new year's eve. they carry on the centuries old tradition. >> you have to make your own. and you do it together. >> reporter: she teaches how to make jiaozi or pot stickers. and it is harder than what it looks. >> there's two holes in it. >> reporter: they are members of the better china town tomorrow. they educate the community about chinese culture like dumpling symbolisms. >> it is shaped like a gold nugget. indicating prosperity. >> they came for a taste of the chinese culture and dumpling cuisine. >> reporter: the new year is the year of the snake. one of the 12 zodiacs in the calendar. some say it is good news for finances, but snakes include the 1929 depression, pearl harbor in 1921 and september 11 in 2001. some plan to slither from that. >> move with caution. just like a snake. they are very cautious. >> reporter: whenever you think of the year of the snake it does start on sunday. happy chinese new year. in san fra
challenging in asia, china, latin america, and africa. >> this part of the world has been hurt and the challenge is, really, trying to figure out what the first things are he will do. >> her book titled "prague winter a personal story of remembrance and war." dan ashley will speak with secretary albright today at the commonwealth club. >> mattel hopes to bridge the gap between certain women and fast cars. >> here is jane king with the bloomberg report. >> the daytona 500 is this weekend and general motors is helping danica patrick looking to racing to improve product development hoping to bring more attention where it needs it, engineering better cars. mattel's match boxcars of $1 billion a year business and teaming up with mommy bloggers to get them to understand boy toys. moms have a disconnect for their sons for toy cars and will dedicate the website to them. >> the deadline is looming for automatic spending cuts to kick in march 1. a program that could be impacted is a government nutrition program called "wic." it allows kid in low income families to get free healthy food.
. >>> the year of the snake is upon us and 1 million people are expected to come out to china town's new year parade in san francisco tonight. builders are busy putting the finishing touches on their float this weekend. kicking off at 5:15 tonight running from market to second street to union square and to china town. san francisco is famous for hosting one of the biggest and best chinese celebrations in the world. >>> midwest airports are back in operation after another massive snowstorm. passengers had to deal with major delays as runways were coated with up to six inches of snow. but how did they cope in st. louis? >> reporter: he took matters into his own hands to entertain the stranded passengers. he played for about three hours and a mixture of snow and sleet covered the runway. >>> the cuts are getting closer and the warnings are growing more dire. the big changes that you can see if they failed to strike a deficit reduction deal. >>> plus, another reason to resist those cute puppy eyes. the leftovers that should stay out of your pets bellies. we'll
in china celebrated the first few hours of the chinese new year saturday night. at midnight on the first day of the month in china's lunar calendar. it's a tradition they've been following for centuries. the media in china reports tens of thousands of firefighters and police officers were on standby -- in case of any fires and emergencies. the chinese government asked for fewer fireworks to light up the sky in an effort to reduce air pollution. and take a look at this! -- during the national anthem at a bakersfield condors hockey game on friday. the teams mascot got free from its handler and escaped across the ice. the handler managed to chase the condor down. but took a hard spill on the ice. allowing the large bird to get loose again. it then hopped across the ice and onto the bench sending some players and coaches running. eventually the condor headed down the tunnel to the lockerroom where its handler was able to capture it again. welcome back. we continue to follow developments on the if your sweet tooth is aching for something because cupcakes are kind of yesterday. >> this is a br
an overnight hit in china. >>> a lot of sunshine. it would be really nice. are we by golden gate field? yes, we are. big weekend at the el camino for the preparation of the kentucky derby. >>> there's controversy surrounding a decision made by the pope in one of his final appointments as the leader of the catholic church. he gave the approval for erns van fryburg to become the new head but an investigation shows he's the chairman of a ship builder helping to create warships for the navy. and that's creating controversy. >>> south korea says it has not detected any radioactive elements from north korea's nuclear test early this week. in the meantime, in north korea, people are celebrating the success of the country's third nuclear test. china and japan are collecting air samples in order to determine whether the north koreans used uranium and pleau tonial. if uranium is detected, that would indicate the nuclear program is at an advanced stage. >>> 8:14. republicans blocked a vote to confirm secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel. as kye ba campbell reports -- kye ba campbell reports -- kyla ca
in the international community even china north korea's staunchest ally voicing opposition. this test took place last night just before 9 p.m. eastern time. the u.s. geological survey said the blast had a magnitude of 4.9. this morning we are learning north korea says these tests were only a first response to so-called u.s. threats. leaders are calling it self- defense and the nation warns of second and third measures if the u.s. maintains hostilities. the test has heightened tension in the region especially in japan and south korea. u.s. ambassador to japan john ruth met with japan's prime minister to reaffirm american support. >> the united states is steadfast in its defense to its allies in the region obviously including japan. >> the president issued a statement this morning calling the test provocative and says it threatens u.s. security and international peace. in a statement he says "the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further swift and credible action by the international community. the united states will also continue to
they spent valentine's evening. it turned out a visitor from china had left that bag filled with a tour group's cash. he drove to vallejo to leave a note to thank the couple for returning the money and they are thinking about tacking him up on -- taking him up on his offer to visit him in china. >> good for them to be honest. >>> the funny man with big red hair is heading to washington. >> that would be conan o'brien to headlight the correspondents dinner in april. the event is customarily attended by the president and the first lady along with all the washington media. the late night talk show host tweeted about what you can expect, two minutes of jokes plus 40 minutes on pension reform. well, won't that be fun. o'brien was the headline act for the dinner in 1995 and he was hilarious. >> he is a funny guy. so it will be fun to watch. >> all good. >>> time now 6:54. coming up a final check of your top stories. >> and including the san jose as. the team could be a step closer to leaving oakland. we'll have the latest coming up. mom, i invited justin
, a political advisor in china just lost it right in the middle of an airport security checkpoint. take a look at this. his temper tantrum was caught on tape. he trashed a boarding area after he and his family missed two flights. when he couldn't breakthrough the glass doors, he slammed the sign on the desk. and he has since apologized which he should, right? >> i guess. >> i think we have all wanted to do this but never -- >> we're all very smart. >> exactly. >>> well, you will be able to take a cruise on the titanic in just a few years. an australian billionaire is planning to build a new version of the ship that sank almost 101 years ago after hitting an iceberg in the north atlantic. he said construction will start soon in china. the maiden voyage will be 2016 on the same route as the original titanic. i think this could be very popular. >> i think the guy's a genius because with the movie and all the hoopla surrounding that ship -- >> woo take that trip? >> people are already lining up to pay a million dollars for the upper cabins. he alread
tantrum in the middle of an airport security checkpoint in china. >>> travel is stressful but check out this grown man's temper tantrum in the middle of an airport security checkpoints. this is in china. he is not going to take it anymore! chinese official completely lost it trashed a boarding area after he and his family missed not one but two flights and when he couldn't breakthrough the glass door he slammed the sign on the desk. he since apologized but now is a youtube sensation. >> he was a little angry there. >>> congressional republicans and democrats still are miles away interest a deal to ad volunteer $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. those cuts will take effect less than two days from now unless there is a last-minute agreement. >> we should not have move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> i think he should understand who is sitting on their posterior. we're doing our best here to pass something. the speaker is doing nothing. >> in california, some fiscal experts predict the cuts will cos
nations condemned the move and only the major ally, china opposed it. today's test can be attached to a missile and targeted at the u.s. >> this was conducted as a realistic test to protect the sovereignty against the u.s.... >> reporter: this comes as president barack obama is preparing for his state of union address tonight and the timing of this test is no coincidence. i did reach out to see if the president will respond to this latest test and she has not gotten back to me. i will give you another update when i see you next. kyla campbell washington d.c. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> senator chuck hagel's fellow republicans on the committee have challenged his past statements on israel iran and nuclear weapons. they pressed senator chuck hagel for more of his personal finances. >>> a cruise ship is expected to be towed to alabama instead of new mexico. strong currents caused the ship to drift north. triumph became stranded and more than 3,000 passengers are on board and are sick. they are dealing with no working toilets and that ship should arrive in mobile alabama on thursd
lunar year in china town. >> come down celebrate the chinese new year. cooking, eating, celebrating, food, family. >> reporter: and the traditional red envelope filled with cash. >> gotten your red envelope yet? >> yes, four from friends. >> reporter: groups like this are hoping to usher in good financial fortune with performances at local banks. >> bring good luck and scare away the evil spirits. >> reporter: the color to have day is red. >> when there is red, it gives everything bad from last year put it away everything is a brand new start. >> reporter: start of the year of the snake. to be honest the snake is not the most lovable animal of the zodiac some traditional forecasters are forecasting economic upheaval and strife. september 11th terror attacks fell on the year of the snake and bombing of pearl harbour in 1941 but people we spoke with are not worried. >>> that is in the past. >> you don't have concerns about the snake. >> no, i love snakes we some times eat them too. >> reporter: many people were up for something sweeter at this lo
on dining tables in europe and china. >> california bans those exports. but some activists say that ban isn't working. in a kpix 5 exclusive, we go undercover at local horse auctions to find out where these horses go and how some are dedicating their lives to save them. it's a busy night at the auction. horses are on the block and they are going keep that. 50 to $100 even former racehorses like rhino u bought by a person who runs a shelter for horses. >> he was injured. he has a fractured knee. he was no longer useful to the industry so he was dumped. >> reporter: just months before the 2-year-old thoroughbred was racing at golden gate fields. >> quite typical for someone to spend $100,000 or a horse, race it a few times and if it's not performing just make it disappear. if they are lucky they make it to an actual person who wants to help them and retrain them but most times they go straight on to slaughter. >> reporter: the group horse plus has rescued over 2500 horses in the past decade. many of them racehorses that she finds dumped at auction. be
's the year of the snake many floats are featuring the snake in the design. parade watcher also see miss china town usa and her court. >> i am invested in my culture. my roots and i want to show them that the culture is a very important aspect of my life. >> there will be extra police monitoring the event. no parking signs are already up along the route. we will once again show the parade. a broadcast center has been set up. >>> and while the parade is the main event there are other activities in san francisco's china town. a community street fair starts at ten and will be open through tomorrow. attractions include asian dancers, you can also get your photograph taken with a giant dragon display. senate parade route is a bit different because of construction of a new subway system. take a look at the map on the screen. this parade starts at 5:15 tonight at second and market. then goes up to kirdy and post, pow el and sutter. the route will end at columbus and streets around that area will be blocked off so people are told to take public transition. >>> you can also watch that parade here on
a trip to the a nerve-wracking experience, but a government official in china took it to the next level. take a look at this freakout. top level government official and his family missed their flight not once, but twice. when the flight crew wouldn't let them board he smashed computer equipment and tried to bash in a gate door. he has since apologized and police are now investigating. >> where was security when this was going on? >> you feel for his frustration, but it is a little extreme. >> you do feel for his fuse station. frustration. >>> and let's talk about the forecast. changes coming in the weather. >> sandhya patel is here. >> it is going to be warmer and then we should see some rain. as you look at the wayneing -- the moon it is 90% full. visibility gave us this beautiful shot. and thousand let's check out live doppler 7hd and you will see a few clouds patsing through. passing through. we are seeing a few clouds off the coastline here. no rain being detected by our radar, but that may be changing. extra clouds coming your way on thursday and it is spring-like warmth for friday
york times" says computer hackers hacked from china, the paper said it's now over hauled the cyber security. meantime, china's ministry of national defense denies any involvement in the cyber attack. >>> fox news host geraldo rivera is seriously thinking about running for a u.s. new jersey senate seat in 2013. he said he's been in touch with people in the republican party in new jersey. now, 89-year-old new jersey frank lautenburg has not said whether he will be seeking re- election. cory booker, also a democrat, said he's thinking about running as well. >>> the death toll in yesterday's explosion at the mexico state-owned headquarters continues to rise. we've learned 32 people have died. and more than 120 were hurt. crews are continuing to rescue people trapped by debris. the explosion occurred in the basement and then heavily damaged three floors of the building where several thousand people worked. no word on what caused the blast. >>> ten years ago today, the space shuttle "columbia" disintegrated as it returned to earth a. all seven crew members died and today nasa centers aro
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